Connecticut quarry ordered to shut down continues production

(WATERBURY, Connecticut) — A Waterville quarry capable of taking 500,000 tons of rock a year from the hills above Thomaston Avenue moved closer to freeing itself from a city stop-work order this week.At least officially.The city ordered the Blue Stone Quarry shut down in August, after its owners failed to deliver promised plans to correct a laundry list of problems. The machinery at the quarry has slowed somewhat, but not entirely, city officials say.Blue Stone manager Michael Hychko said he has stopped digging farther into the hillside, but admits he’s still working at the quarry.”Hey, taxes are due this month,” Hychko said. “Where am I getting the money?”SOURCE: www.rep-am.com

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